I visited the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine last October. An amazing experience.

This is from a derelict nursery inside the exclusion zone, or Zone of Alienation, around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Canon 60D, 18-135mm.

The Amateur Photographers’ Association – March 2012


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“A photograph is always invisible; it is not it that we see.” Roland Barthes.

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  • CRose
    CRoseover 2 years ago

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  • Thank you.

    – Richard Pitman

  • kchamula
    kchamulaover 2 years ago

    richard, thank you for sharing this. it is haunting, devastating and beautiful. you have made my (ukrainian) heart bleed.

  • Your comment means a lot! Дякую :)

    – Richard Pitman

  • Erma
    Ermaover 2 years ago

    your excellent image speaks volumes

  • Cheers. ;)

    – Richard Pitman

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.over 1 year ago

    Excellent work!

    March 26, 2013

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Love the image you captured here,…..Very interesting scene,…

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